Thursday, March 5, 2009


Today is one of those days that I am having a hard time getting my wits about me. Coffee..sugar..more coffee..more sugar..and nothing! I just can't seem to function, focus, or move. I've been thinking alot lately about all the stuff that belongs to me and my family and the fact that half of it is not really even needed. Although here I sit in the office with mounds...I mean MOUNDS of paperwork, receipts, dust, dirt and grime. Once again I feel weighed down by all this stuff. I'm thinking to myself.."Bad day to go through this. It will be here later if I just go lay on the couch til the kids get home from school. I can find something quick to do that will make it look like I was busy while they were gone."
So as I sit here amongst my stuff, I am listening to some inspirational music and pondering the correlation between all this ...did I mention MOUNDS OF STUFF...and thinking of how it gets in my way and my focus changes when I don't want to clean it out. Hmm...sometimes I don't want to clean out other things that need a serious cleaning. My heart, my thoughts, and all the other the stuff that comes between me and Him..
....... I just received a phone call that a dear little boy, whom I never had the pleasure of meeting, went home to meet Jesus this afternoon. Now that puts "my stuff" in perspective doesn't it?
Heavenly Father, Help me to focus on the big prize at the end of this journey. All you have blessed me here with is very temporary as Nathan's short life proves. Be with his loved ones Lord as they morn the loss of one very special boy. And help me to live each day as if it were my last. Amen

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves so not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Something to keep us thinking...

This video was sent to me by my son!
How awesome to watch the hearts of our
youth love Him! I could learn something from them!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I guess I forgot I was a blogger and how good it feels to sit down and vomit my thoughts. These last few weeks have been more than amazing. I have literally watched God performing miracles and I am awe struck to say the least.
Isn't that crazy that we are still amazed at what HE can do? Silly...HE created the world and everything in it.
A couple weeks ago I was so fortunate to watch Him change the lives of teens in my community. WOW! I had the blessing of being security/make out patrol for our high school retreat. Sounds crazy....but I LOVED IT! Ok, the bed times were a little rough..3,4 and 7am. But by Gods grace the time flew....except the 6:30-7:00 time frame, but somehow doing it for Jesus made it all the more easier.
There was over 250 kids there, add that with the presence of God and AMAZING things happen. Since the retreat 92 high school kids have given their lives to Christ because they are tired of living for this world. What an inspiration to be around all these young new believers on fire for Him! And to be a part of that movement is something I feel very blessed to have witnessed. These kids will still have their struggles in this dirty world of ours, but their hearts have changed.
During the retreat my sweet little boy turned 18. (You know the age where they know everything.) So as his Momma, I wanted to give him something to remember it by. A video is what God layed on my heart to show in front of 270 of his closest friends from birth up. It was a hit. The only person I saw sink in their chair during the video was my daughter. Quite funny. They weren't photos that would make them need therapy or anything, just a tribute of Kyle's life before he became an adult.
Did I mention~ HE'S A ROCKSTAR?! (I'd like to take some credit for his musical talent, but I only look the part.) I could not be a prouder Mom to see my sons involvement in leading worship to those kids. Watching those kids worship is a sight in itself. It is something us parents could learn by.
My darling daughter never saw the need to be baptized prior to this incredible movement. Last Wednesday, she went in dirty and came out clean. I have been blessed to watch her grown into this young women with a heart for God.
Yesterday as we walked into our church there were two elderly woman plugging their ears coming out talking about the music from the service. Hailey and I just smiled and went in and sat down. As I watched the high school age kids during worship yesterday stand when not asked....worshiping our God with all there was abundanly clear. As always God has a plan!